Saturday, October 22, 2005

how josh groban should be flogged and/or destroyed

i believe fully in flogging and/or destroying any performer who believes that their talent allows them to change the singing of the national anthem. although this country is built on free speech, and the right to sing a song however you choose, i feel that it's completely disrespectful to crap on "the star spangled banner" with some "special version" of it, and, let's be honest, it's never a change for the better. in fact, it's purely making changes just for changes sake. the song was written and composed that way for a reason. so sing it like that.

i feel that we need to sacrifice a performer to get my point across.

and with josh groban butchering "the star spangled banner" before game 1 of the world series by changing its tempo and inflections, i see that we have our first scapegoat.

thank you, josh. you will not be missed.

55 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Wow. I think Josh did the best version I've ever heard. Very true to the song. At least he didn't do 'runs' the whole time (a la Cristina Aguilera, etc).

Anonymous said...

I also believe that Josh Grobin did an amazing job. Simply perfect. I've never seen another performer do better. I also don't think that the song differed from the original or at least not in a bad way.

Anonymous said...

This is the frist time I've ever encountered this Josh kid..his voice is unlike any other. He's got some amazing voice. I was not impressed with the outfit choice tho. Slightly to casual. I'm simply bown away.

Anonymous said...

Well your statments certainly lend support to the argument that the education system in America is failing. Allow me to enlighten you please. The "version" of the song that Josh sang was a different arrangement of the same song. The term "arrangement" is a basic music term..one you would find in any music appreciation course. Whitney Houston also had an original "arrangement" of the song. In fact, any artist worth their weight will indeed have a different "arrangement." What is it they say? Variety is the spice of life.. yeah..that's it. You may not care for Josh's arrangement but if you are not a rat in a maze searching for a piece of food or a five year old then you should at least be able to tolerate when someone chooses to mix it up a little. FYI.. Josh did not arrange that music, he only performed it as it was written for him. Next time do your homework.

Anonymous said...

Okay, let's see you do any better.
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Anonymous said...

Well, I suppose they could have had Rosanne Barr come back and do it.

Anonymous said...

How could you put down that performance? He didn't oversing it or stretch out notes, he did a great rendition.
I'm just curious as to who you think has done a good version of the song? Start listening, good versions are hard to come by.

Missie said...

Ignore the bashers- word got onto the Friends of Josh Groban website and now you are gonna get flooded with negative evil comments (and I can promise that a majority are from one particulate group of old ladies) Anyway, I completely respect your opinion. I was lucky enough to get to hear it first hand it then just rewatched it and the difference was amazing. Anyhow I am glad to see that you voice your opinion with out fear (and I agree there are some that deserve to be flogged lol)anyhow, i respect your opinion
-missie

lynnsky said...

The way I see this is that you honestly have no true appreciation in music, nor did you ever study it in school. Josh on the other hand has a long education of music and adds to this education a vocalization of lyrics beyond anything that you could possibly fathom. I believe in the right to freedom of speech and I am voicing it right now that JOSH did an absolutely wonderful performance of our National Anthem. I don't think anyone else, including yourself could have hit the high notes as articulately and flawlessly as he did. I really feel you need to do your homework where a talented musician is concerned before you go judging their singing or their fashion talent. Josh brings raw, riveting and flawless performances everytime he sings...nothing my friend in this lifetime will be able to compare to that kind of performance...and yes the Friends of Josh Groban are well aware of who you are..Grobanites UNITE..Love Lynnsky :O)

wearables said...

there is simply nothing more amusing than this "people for josh groban" diatribe on your blog.

please direct me to this tool's website. it's time to start the flogging.

Anonymous said...

You're a JERK...JOSH GROBAN has more class in his pinkie then you do in your entire body!!

Anonymous said...

If you are going to flog Josh Groban, why not flog Mariah Carey, James Brown and Barry Manilow (just to name a few) as each one of these people have sang the national anthem at either the World Series or the Super Bowl. They each added their own flair to it, not a one sang it as it written. So why pick on just one? If you're gonna do it, do it to them all.

Journey

Anonymous said...

Oh and who can forget Roseanne Barr? I think everyone needs to take a step back and rethink this issue and I agree with missie, you are going to be hit and hard by the Grobanites and it has hit his fan site.

Anonymous said...

So what is your real purpose behind this article? Please tell me it was something more than your irritation of Josh Grobans rendition of our Nationl Anthem. Next time the job is yours. Poop or get off the pot.

Anonymous said...

Just a comment about the person who commented on his choice of clothing.....it was a BASEBALL game....Personally I think he looked GREAT! Perfect for the event!

Anonymous said...

i agree, you don't know good music when you hear it. i add to the list of previous performers whitney (i am so stoned) houston, who did not even sing it life, but lipsynced and also added her own special little twist.
maybe we should send you a hearingaid and glasses, because you obviously are deaf and blind.
PROUD GROBANITE

Anonymous said...

you rock! as one above said, just ignore the senile groupies that practically kill themselves to defend their precious Joshie...you have as much of a right as anyone to express your opinion and don't let a bunch of brainwashed nutjobs tell you any different.

Anonymous said...

Josh who?

You know no-armed people shouldn't throw out the first pitch either.

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I thought Josh's version was the best I've heard, too. I don't really know what you were expecting.

???

Anonymous said...

While some fans are w/o a doubt crazy("Grobanites, Unite!"...yikes), I doubt there'll be a million offensive comments now(at least they're not clay fans), he has a lot of class so it makes sense that the majority of his fans would show some, and besides, you don't have to be a "grobanite" to think Groban did an outstanding job, I thought he was amazing.

But, mad props to you for starting such a controversy! I wish it was my blog...:p

Missie (again, same as above) said...

I am just gonna come in here and apologize on behalf of the Grobies who respect peoples opinions, not all are like the vicious ones you have seen above. There are some (not a whole lot but some) Who voice their opinion and respect it when others voice theirs... I will offer here, in case you wanna see the controversy, that you can e-mail me and I will send you a copy of everything that is being said on the site- I believe that you could have quite a bit of fun here lol. My e-mail is melissathegreat@gmail.com it is open to you (and if anyone wants to bitch about me doing this, be my guest, I'll read it then laugh my ass off then, may be respond) there is a whold 5 pages about this... But on behalf of the grobies who listened when Josh said to respect everyone... I am sorry. And I would speak on behalf of the rest but... pfft, I have better things to do, and honestly I dissagree with them, and I am too nice to be like them-- hell i have too much love in my heart than to sound like them.

Toodles
-Missie (the same one from a bunch of comments up)

crazyvirgo said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA LOLOLOL i can't beleive there are so many Groban fans that read your website. wait, that means there's something you must have in common wihth josh groban. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA and they have a name? "Grobies" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that's the greatest. Steve, can we have a quicktime on here of you singing "you raise me up..."

Anonymous said...

Grobanite?

Is this some form of STD I haven't heard of?

RBrown said...

I think you just found your Halloween costume.

Mikey said...

You people all need to get jobs. I am tired of paying taxes for unemployed losers that read and write on blogs. I have less tolerance for those who run them, like Steveoh. I see an extra rope hanging next to Josh and it hase Steveoh written all over it. :o)

Love ya Brudda!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow dude, you must be completely deaf. Josh Groban's national anthem was FLAWLESS.

Anonymous said...

I respect that you have an oppinion, but now I'm going to voice mine. I think that it's just fine and dandy the way he sang it... he didn't change the words, which, in my oppinion, is all that matters. If you look at the history of the national anthum, you will see that it started out mearly as a poem. The tune, is from a drinking song, so I think that it's okay to change things up. Being different is what makes the world go around, and if you have a problem with change, that's well, your loss. Thanks for making me stop and think about the SSB... and Josh! (Who was amazing).

crazyvirgo said...

hey anonymous with the HUGE opinion....why don't you leave your name if you're so passionate about your opinion. there's nothing i hate more (except Josh Groban) than people who hide behind anonymous comments.
oh, and you spelled anthUm wrong ya moron. ANTHEM.

Erik said...

Grobies...that's awesome. What will our disaffected youth come up with next? Hey, I think I'm coming down with a case of the "Grobies." It will cause me to do my own "arrangement" of every Karaoke song ever sung. I'll be caterwauling for weeks. Maybe I'll even sing the Star Spangled Banner in Tagalog, not that I'm very good.

And to the ninny who talked about music appreciation classes, give me a freaking break. While you were attempting to impress the professor with your musical sensitivity and depth, most of us were trying to figure out whether it was better to buy the case of Busch Light for $8.97 or really go all out for the Bud. Here ya go. Try to re-arrange the national anthem in 11/16 and get back to me. Then I'll be impressed.

Triumph said...

josh grobin has a voice.... for me to poop on.

Triumph said...

no, seriously, josh grobin's voice is so, so beautiful. It reminds me of a the sound a poodle makes after eating dried out White Castle.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand...almost every version I have ever heard of The Star Spangled Banner has been sung differently. Sometimes it's even performed without the words. I don't understand why you are so upset that people change it. Or are you upset that Josh Groban sang it? then you are upset with the singer not the song. If that is the case you should write a blog about him and not how he sang the Star Spangled Banner. Oh and Triumph. I'm curious....When have you heard a poodle sing after eating dried out white castle?

Anonymous said...

Hey Mikey do you realized yu just dissed yourself?...
You people all need to get jobs. I am tired of paying taxes for unemployed losers that read and write on blogs.

LOL

Anonymous said...

WOW, everyone is entitled to their own opinion but wishing someone dead just because you didn't like their performance seems a little over the top don't you think...

Triumph said...

It's all part of my nightly routine roaming dark alleyways in my endless pursuit of clean butts to sniff and josh grobin pictures to poop on.

Anonymous said...

WOW Triumph... after that last comment I'm posistive...you need some SERIOUS help! LOL

Erik said...

I'm tired of people with jobs who continually post under "anonymous." How lame is that? Probably the same type of person who complains about whoever is in power, but never votes. Whatever...

mabel said...

WTH? Are people no longer allowed to have an opinion in this flippin' country? I couldn't care less about JG - GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!! Steveohville didn't like it - it is his blog - he is allowed. I personally would not own a JG recording, but to each his own. And OWN UP to YOUR opinion you freaks. Stop the anonymous crap ya weenies!! MABEL

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